PHOENIX - More and more people are taking to the skies this year, according to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
Sky Harbor is reporting that passenger traffic so far in 2014 is up 4 percent versus 2013. Numbers have also gone up each month this year, including a 5.7 percent increase in July 2014 compared with last July. About four million people came through the airport in March, the busiest month in Sky Harbor’s history.
“This is great news for our local businesses and our partners outside Arizona who want to do business here,” Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton said in a statement.
The airport said it is close to completing the restaurants in Terminal 4 and opening a new Sky Train station by the time of the Super Bowl in February. Renovations to Terminal 3 are also underway.
More than 100,000 passengers arrive and depart from the airport each day, according to Sky Harbor. Danny Murphy, Sky Harbor’s aviation director, said in a statement that as airlines make adjustments to their schedules, the airport is adapting to passenger demand.
“The great news is that passengers are flying again, and Sky Harbor is ready to meet that demand,” Murphy said.